the citv. At first he prostrated before the royal throne ; then
lie stood up with folded arms, and addressing the dalanayakas,
said: " The talaris are always actively vigilant in watching
Yidyanagara and its outer suburbs day and night. Therefore,
the people of the eighteen castes (who inhabit the city) are
enjoying happiness and great prosperity/' The dalanayakas
communicated this information to the Raya.
(Some messengers who entered the hall) said that the (lag-
hoisting festival had been celebrated in the temples of Vitthala
and Virupaksa; and that His Majesty might be pleased to
witness the car festival. The dalanayakas who were near (the
king) replied that His Msjestey would accordingly be pleased to
visit the shrines, and that they should inform him as soon as
the idols were installed in their respective cars. The Raya nest
summoned to the palace the nine sampratis who came and
explained to him the account of the eighteen ports (of the
kingdom). Then he listened to (his officers) who read to him
the letters and other despatches that came from different places.
When that was over, he summoned his ministers and dnlavay,
and took counsel with them privately for some time. He came
to the audience hall next and having summoned all the courtiers,
he held a durbar attended by the seventy-two niyogas, his sons
and sons-in-law*, officers, chiefs, lords, palaiycigars, amaranaya-
kas, well-wishers, dependents, learned-men, piirohits^ acaryas^
jiijangar^ ascetics, astrologers, physicians, cavaliers, mahutsy
police officers, tributary chiefs, vandis, vaitalikas^ singers,
patfian'ikaSi scientists, playwrights, rhetoricians, artists, and
mimkas. The Raya spent the time conversing with astrologers,
grammarians, and dalanayakas about the happenings of the
past, the present and the future.
R3yatfaca.kamt pp. 2-5,
97. VlRA NARASIMHA AND TJMMATTUK.
The pattnbkiseka or the coronation of Maharajadhiraja Vira
Narasingaraya was performed while seated on the Jewelled-
* The terms sons and sons-ia-law mnst not be understood literally. They represent
two classes of the royal servants who were admitted into the respective classes when
th» RSya desired to honour them.